Liu Yifei was born in China as An Feng in Wuhan Hubei province. Yes, the same place as the COVID-19. Originally named An Feng because she took her father's last name. However, following her parents' divorce, she adopted her mother's last name and her name was changed to Liu Ximeizi. She immigrated to the United States with her mom and lived in the US for 5 years. In 2002, Liu returned to China to pursue a career in acting. Upon returning to China, Liu adopted Liu Yifei as her stage name. Crystal is her English name.
A Natural Beauty
Mainland China actress Liu Yifei or Crystal Liu has became one of the most popular actresses due to her initial success. In the entertainment industry where beautiful women are everywhere, Liu Yi Fei is considered extremely gorgeous by many people. It is not hard to see why. If you ever watched any of her TV shows, you will immediately notice her natural beauty (she does not need excessive enhancement used by other female celebrities). Liu's features are all natural and never engaged in plastic surgery.
Rise to Popularity
Due to her natural beauty, Liu was noticed very quickly in the entertainment business. In 2003, Liu got her first role in the TV show, The Story of a Noble Family. Noticed by a famous director in China, Liu Yifei quickly got her second role in the TV show, Demi-Gods and Demi-Devils. It is in this show that Liu became very popular with the Chinese audience. Dressed in ancient Chinese clothing, Liu's beauty is really accentuated. Among her fans, she is now known as the "Fairy Sister". Following her initial success, Liu Yifei started in another ancient Chinese TV show, Chinese Paladin.
Liu Yifei met Song Seung Heon in 2013 and they started dating in 2015. Out of her whole career up until now, Song Seung Heon is Liu's only known boyfriend. However, due to their busy schedules, the couple became distant and their love didn't last. Some of the people are suspecting that this couple got back together. Through Song's agency, they claimed that even though the two are interacting with each other, they are still not back together. Right now, we can all assume that Liu Yifei is single.
Liu Yifei's Singing Career
Although an actress by training, Liu briefly engaged in a singing career. Partnered with Song Music Entertainment of Japan, Liu released Japanese album. She is a very talented singer. If you hear some of her songs, you might even think that she is a professor singer. In 2020, Liu recorded the Mulan theme song for Disney. However, Disney hasn't even posted this video on their official channel. Some say that it is due to the discrimination and racism against Chinese people. Others say it is because of her controversial support of the Chinese military action against Hong Kong. Either way, Liu singing talent is definitely there.
Angry Chinese Netizens
Claiming to be Asian instead of Chinese in one of her interviews, Liu Yifei has angered Chinese Netizens. Even though she was born in China, Liu got US citizenship but works in China. Also, she makes a lot of money from the Chinese entertainment industry. Some of the Netizens argued if Liu is ashamed of being Chinese, then stop making money from China. Others say that it is not right to have a non-Chinese national play a legendary Chinese icon like Hua Mulan.
iluvceleb on January 14, 2014:
Her sixth picture reminds me of Ariel Lin
Tonette Fornillos from The City of Generals on October 15, 2011:
She's got a really "fairy-like" face and features. Amusing and beautiful hub.